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‘Two and a Half Men’ production over for the year after Charlie Sheen’s rants

CREDIT: AP

CREDIT: AP

CBS released a statement today saying production of “Two and a Half Men” is over for the year.

And the way things are going, if the show ever comes back, it may have to do so without Charlie Sheen.

Sheen, who has been in private rehab for his sundry addictions, said he’d be ready to come back by next week. But his recent rants against his boss Chuck Lorre and others to media outlets such as TMZ and syndicated radio show “The Alex Jones Show” must have inflamed management to the point they sent out this message:

“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” says producer Warner Bros. Television and the network that broadcasts the program, CBS.

He then told Radaronline.com in a text message that the move to stop production was “crazy” and “sad.”

He is in talks with HBO to do his own show called “Sheen’s Corner” for $5 million an episode. “I’m close to securing a deal with HBO for a 10 show guarantee,” he told RadarOnline.com’s Dylan Howard exclusively.

Hmmm… how does that jibe with his current CBS contract?

“Two and a Half  Men,” TV’s most popular sitcom the past four years, stopped  production after 16 episodes this season. Eight more had yet to be produced and aired. It’s not clear what CBS will do beyond running reruns in that 9 p.m.  Monday slot. (The show still drew 11 million-plus in rerun form this past Monday.)

Sheen told TMZ that his boss Lorre is a “stupid, stupid little man and a p—-y punk that I never want to be like.”

“That’s me being polite,” he added. (He also threw in an anti-Semitic insult for good measure.)

Sheen gets paid a TV high $1.2 million per episode. Besides his well publicized heavy partying with porn stars and models, he is under investigation for attacking his wife and threatening to have her killed.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

27 comments Add your comment

KimZ'spackage

February 24th, 2011
11:10 pm

good call Charlie. kill the golden cow before it is out of milk. your show is old and stale. the jokes are the same just a little reworked but still the same. Sober with now hookers and still rich? I could live with that too at 45 yrs old.

Holden Magroyne

February 25th, 2011
8:12 am

I thought he was being paid $2 million an episode. Anyway, such a waste of talent.

Producer

February 25th, 2011
8:13 am

No Charlie, no show. Period. Try to recast his character? It would never work. It’s like CBS thinking of recasting Robert Culp in place of Larry Hagman in Dallas years ago. CBS is whistling past the graveyard here. The show will be back next year. They’d never kill that cash cow.

2nd Cup

February 25th, 2011
8:33 am

Egotistical yutz who thinks the rules don’t apply to him.

WOW

February 25th, 2011
8:44 am

Perhaps he picked up Miley’s salvia bong?? He’s definitely crazy right now. I just feel bad for his kids…

Colonel Klink

February 25th, 2011
8:54 am

CBS could film episodes where Alan, Jake and Berta are out on some wacky adventures. When they finally return, they walk in to the house to Charlie, whose back is facing the camera and practicing his golf swing. When he turns around to talk to Alan, we meet the new Uncle Charlie: The Kimmer!!

It worked for Bewitched, and Hogan’s Heroes soldiered on for another season after Sgt. Kinchloe left.

General Burkhalter

February 25th, 2011
8:56 am

Klink, normally I would call you an idiot, but replacing Charlie Sheen with The Kimmer is a stroke of genius.

Major Hochstetter

February 25th, 2011
8:57 am

I have to agree with Burkhalter and Klink on this one.

TommyJack

February 25th, 2011
10:43 am

No happy ending coming here.

Sgt. Schultz...

February 25th, 2011
12:33 pm

…I, too, second (or is it third) the suggestion to cast the Kimmer in the role (bu,t then again, I KNOW NOTHING…)

Drew

February 25th, 2011
12:52 pm

I too agree with Colonel Klink and General Burkhalter, even though I’m not Colonel Hogan. The show could say Charlie got on a ‘health kick’ and ‘plastic surgery’ hence the change in apperance.

KimZ'spackage

February 25th, 2011
4:42 pm

Charlie worked because he was not acting he was just being himself.
$1.2 Million/show and he had to be the Azz. Charlie only thought about himself. I thin he lost a few friends on the cast and crew after this move. The crew members that ever work on another Charlie Sheen show will looking of sell dirt to TMZ of whoever after this stupid act.

Zolciak is a dude

February 25th, 2011
9:40 pm

Sheen is the man! I wish I lived his life.

eunice

February 25th, 2011
10:45 pm

Sheen…….so sad,to let his career end this way………hope he gets help

Food For Thought

February 25th, 2011
11:33 pm

I like Charlie’s show! But I don’t like his attitude, his big ego. Arogant talent as in an actor is short lived, and owner or producer you have to accept. The show should be cancelled even on the chance of losing Charlie. He’s toying with the entire production staff as if he owns them, BS, let him walk. Nobody and I mean Nobody is that big, can his Azz and let him walk, the bum!! When he sobers up and acts like a man with responsibilities give him a contract that has a conduct clause and make him walk that line. The sponsors that pay for commercial time deserves better, his wives and children and father and brothers deserve better. Pay him $1.8 mill per and he openly sticks his middle finger at his viewers, his production staff … BS I won’t watch him and if you would just bend over and let Charlie stick it to you too!!! Bravo, let him sit at home and kill himself by himself or with his groupies. The crack smoking, acoholic, sex crazed idiot, who really needs Martin Sheen to kick his Azz. Well thats what I think. Let a judge bust him and give him jail and rehab time, not like Lohan but for real and then I’ll go back to laughing at Charlie and the Gang!!! Charlie knows better but the “Crack Pipe” is talking, it talked to Richard Pryor and you saw what it did to him.

Hal Brown

February 26th, 2011
5:45 am

If he’s willing, bring in Steve Martin as the long lost father. They could make all the references they wanted to regarding Charlie’s stay in rehab, prison or wherever the writers wanted to put him. Martin would have a similar personality to Sheen’s Charlie, but with his unique take. Sub-plot could be his relationship with exwife Evelyn.

Colonel Hogan

February 26th, 2011
8:46 am

The Three Stooges were still funny when Shemp took over for Curly.

Right now, I think all parties should take a chill pill and come over to my house to make….uh…I mean to watch a movie!

Atl Starter

February 26th, 2011
9:15 am

He’s no chip off the old block, that’s for damn sure.

FromtheBARstool

February 26th, 2011
12:54 pm

Atl Starter
Who the F needs another crying liberal p…y like his dad? His DAD cries and makes Millions too.
If MARTIN ESTEVS really cared he would never have changed his name to be MORE AMERICAN to make MONEY.

show time

February 26th, 2011
5:02 pm

maybe they can combine charlie’s drug and sex addictions and come up with a new show where a different porn star and drug is highlighted each week and charlie gives the chick a car at the end of the show if she “performs” to his satisfaction. The ratings will be great!

Ken

February 26th, 2011
5:31 pm

BARstool-you’re blaming Martin Sheen for America’s prejudice? Please…

J.R.

February 26th, 2011
11:33 pm

I only got into “Two And a Half Men” a couple of years ago, after it was already in syndication. I have enjoyed watching back to back episodes on the CW in Atlanta. It is a funny, well cast, and well acted show. But the show is just plain well written, and that is what made it a success. As far as replacing Charlie on the show, remember that Charlie Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox as the lead character on Spin City and the show carried on for a few more seasons. I do hope that Charlie Sheen gets himself straightened out, it is a shame to see him spiraling out of control like this.

TheTruthHurts

February 27th, 2011
9:07 am

This drunk and drug addict is a liberal loser and gets what he deserves. You can only help people that want to be helped and this azzhole is too damn stuck on himself…LOSER!!! GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!

tripledart

February 27th, 2011
12:19 pm

His ass should be sued for the lost income this is caused the people on his show now out of work.

Linda Kinney

February 27th, 2011
6:48 pm

The show was a hit because Charlie was not playing a roll, he was being himself. Sad but true.

Bill

February 27th, 2011
7:19 pm

Will if Charlie can replace Michael J. Fox on Spin City lets replace Charlie with Michael.

Jennifer

February 27th, 2011
7:34 pm

You know what is sad about all this. No one mentioned his fellow costars. Not even in your story. They may have dumped Sheen for his behavior but what about the ones that are losing their job because of a ticked off Boss and a looney Addict. His behavior hasnt changed over the years. They knew that when they signed him.